Celebration Day

Today is a celebration day.  Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is officially over as a policy of the US Military.  In place since 1993, this discriminatory policy has caused untold havoc on soldiers and their families.  It has placed a horrible burden on our gay and lesbian soldiers.  The burden of silence and lies.  It has…Read more »

Training day

Even in the light of the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell anti-gay videos shown aboard the USS Enterprise continue the culture of homophobia.   A Navy commander was featured in an anti-gay video shown to hundreds of sailors on board. Changing culture will take more than signing legislation. I hope Admiral Mullens understands that.…Read more »


Incompetence. There I said it.  The Democratic Senate leadership under Harry Reid is simply incompetent. And I am afraid President Obama’s staff and his inexperience continue to show.  The fiasco surrounding the squashing of the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy is embarrassing.  For the first time in more than 50 years the Pentagon’s…Read more »

Get it done-Repeal DADT

So time is running out.  The Senate is delaying the passage of the military authorization bill that contains the provision for repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.  There are enough votes to repeal it. Including Republicans like Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts. But the Senate has really arcane rules that empower a single Senator to hold…Read more »

DADT DEAD-Let’s play Taps

Oh my goodness. Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the heinous military policy that dehumanized some of our country’s finest soldiers simply because they were gay men or lesbians is DEAD!  The Judge ordered an injunction that would stop the military from enforcing the policy.  This injunction came from Judge Virginia Phillips, the same judge that ruled…Read more »